Business analysis research.

Strategy/Porter article synthesis and application

Read the following article (do not use summary articles, this article and only this article):

Porter, M.E. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 79-93. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.

Students will be assigned a company to research. In this business analysis paper students are to thoroughly analyze the assigned company and its indusry and prepare a Porter’s Five Forces analysis specific to the assigned company and its industry.

Basic APA/format instructions for the P5F Paper

  1. Four pages (maximum) of writing analysis, double-spaced, 12-point Times Roman font (this is analysis only, not cover page, figures and tables, references, or appendix, if used). Total minimum paper length will be approximately 7 or 8 pages. Papers in excess of 10 pages will be returned ungraded.
  2. APA style and formatting required. Do not include an abstract. See Week 1, Student Reference Materials, and download an APA template.
  3. Insert a 5-box figure of the Porter model illustrating your analysis (sample provided on Blackboard in PowerPoint format); do not simply reproduce the generic model – add sufficient bullet points to justify assessments.
  4. Reference page and title/cover page (copy/create APA template Word document that can re-used for final case study analysis paper).
  5. Try to match rubric and section headings; include at least 1 sentence as a transition between 1st and 2nd level headings

Basic Content instructions for the P5F Paper

  1. Your Analysis: Be sure to do your own analysis. Do not simply cite and depend upon others who may have analyzed the same company.
  2. Do not Plagiarize: Anything you write that is not considered common knowledge requires a citation/reference pair. Do not include anyone else’s ideas or words (direct quotes) as if they were your own or your paper will receive a zero. Always use citations and references. All direct quotes must include page number or paragraph number. I do not want to fail any more students because of plagiarism. When in doubt, use citations.
  3. APA Citations and References: In APA, you cannot include a work as a reference unless there is a citation in the body of the paper.
  4. Tables and Figures: Do not copy and paste figures or tables. Even if you cite properly, it is likely a copyright violation.
  5. Use Headings: To the extent possible, use headings that match the rubric.
  6. Stay Relevant: Do not include anything in the paper that is not relevant no matter how prosaic or brilliant. I will ask you about any information you provide that does not help discover the company’s financial performance, estimated future performance, or factors related to each of the five forces. Great content that does not help with the company’s analysis will work against your paper.
My Homework Nest
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.